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"No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library."

conviction quote by Samuel Johnson

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"The belief may be too often mistaken, but the illusion of coming into direct contact with the past is intoxicating and persuasive, and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction. Sometimes confidence is all that's needed."

conviction quote by Charles Rosen

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"The blind conviction that we have to do something about other people's reproductive behavior, and that we may have to do it whether they like it or not, derives from the assumption that the world belongs to us, who have so expertly depleted its resources, rather than to them, who have not."

conviction quote by Germaine Greer

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"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on."

conviction quote by Walter Lippmann

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"The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously."

conviction quote by Samuel Butler

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"There was no government influence whatsoever, ... We went so far as to hire an independent lawyer. He obviously reviewed the evidence and came to the conclusion that a conviction couldn't be obtained."

conviction quote by Ralph Klein

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"To linger in the observation of things other than the self implies a profound conviction of their worth."

conviction quote by Charles-Damian Boulogne

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"We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon."

conviction quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt

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"I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment."

conviction quote by Benjamin Disraeli

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"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it."

conviction quote by Anonymous

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"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it."

conviction quote by George Bernard Shaw

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"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."

conviction quote by Albert Einstein

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"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day."

conviction quote by Abraham Lincoln

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"The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle."

conviction quote by G. C. Lichtenberg

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"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble."

conviction quote by Mohandas Gandhi

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"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."

conviction quote by Václav Havel

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"Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room."

conviction quote by Heywood

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"Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect, they mark our limitations and our bounds. Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries."

conviction quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset

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"`This man', said M'Turk, with conviction, `is the Gadarene Swine,'"

conviction quote by Rudyard Kipling

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"A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done."

conviction quote by Ralph Nader

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"a man of courage and conviction who has incarnated, for 40 years, the fight of Palestinians for the recognition of their national rights."

conviction quote by Jacques Chirac

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"A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!"

conviction quote by Billy Sunday

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"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."

conviction quote by Daniel Webster

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"According to conviction, I am not simply what I am doing now. I am also what I have done, and my conventionally edited version of my past is made to seem almost more the real me than what I am at this moment. For what I am seems so fleeting and intangible, but what I was is fixed and final. It is the firm basis for predictions of what I will be in the future, and so it comes about that I am more closely identified with what no longer exists than with what actually is"

conviction quote by Alan B. Watts

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"Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations."

conviction quote by Guy Verhofstadt

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"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?"

conviction quote by Thomas Jefferson

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"Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself."

conviction quote by Jean Francois Revel

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"Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct."

conviction quote by Thomas Carlyle

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"Courage is more than standing for a firm conviction. It includes the risk of questioning that conviction."

conviction quote by Julian Weber Gordon

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"Experience burned into me the conviction that access to education ought to be based on how much you are willing to learn and how hard you are willing to work, not on how many dollars your family has in their bank account."

conviction quote by Dave Obey

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"Faith is not the knowledge of what the mystery of the universe is, but the conviction that there is a mystery, and that it is greater than us."

conviction quote by Rabbi David Wolpe

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"He that is not open to conviction, is not qualified for discussion."

conviction quote by Richard Whately

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"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

conviction quote by Albert Einstein

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"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

conviction quote by Albert Einstein

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"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

conviction quote by Albert Einstein

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"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."

conviction quote by Vaclev Havel

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"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."

conviction quote by Vaclav Havel

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"I believe, with abiding conviction, that this people-nurtured by their deep faith, tutored by their hard lessons, moved by their high aspirations-have the will to meet the trials that these times impose."

conviction quote by Lyndon B. Johnson

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"I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

conviction quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day"

conviction quote by Abraham Lincoln

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"I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence."

conviction quote by George Eliot

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"If you can impress any man with an absorbing conviction of the supreme importance of some moral or religious doctrine if you can make him believe that those who reject that doctrine are doomed to eternal perdition if you then give that man power, and by means of his ignorance blind him to the ulterior consequences of his own act,-he will infallibly persecute those who deny his doctrine."

conviction quote by Henry Thomas Buckle

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"In 1995, our police officers were able to arrest some people who were linked to both and uncovered documentary evidence that led to the conviction of the first bombers of the World Trade Center"

conviction quote by Gloria Arroyo

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"Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table."

conviction quote by Ambrose Bierce

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"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

conviction quote by Albert Einstein

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"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."

conviction quote by Blaise Pascal

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"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction"

conviction quote by Blaise Pascal

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"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction."

conviction quote by Blaise Pascal

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"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God"

conviction quote by Albert Einstein

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"Nothing is more depressing than the conviction that one is not a hero."

conviction quote by George Moore

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"Our view is that there has to be some way ... to deal with this matter beyond the question of conviction, and we think censure presents that opportunity and we will be planning to propose that at some point,"

conviction quote by Tom Daschle

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"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it"

conviction quote by George Bernard Shaw

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"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."

conviction quote by Albert Einstein

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"The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting."

conviction quote by Gertrude Stein

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"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on."

conviction quote by Walter J. Lippmann

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"The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."

conviction quote by Victor Hugo

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"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves"

conviction quote by Victor Hugo

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"The only honest answer is that an impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history; conviction results from whatever offense or offenses two-thirds of the other body considers to be sufficiently serious to require removal of the accused from office."

conviction quote by Gerald R. Ford

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"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves."

conviction quote by Victor Hugo

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"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved."

conviction quote by Victor Hugo

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"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved."

conviction quote by Victor Hugo

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"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."

conviction quote by Victor Hugo

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"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."

conviction quote by Victor Hugo

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"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else."

conviction quote by John W. Gardner

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"The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time."

conviction quote by Franklin P. Adams

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"The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without."

conviction quote by Eric Hoffer

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"The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence."

conviction quote by Thomas Wolfe

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"There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake."

conviction quote by Orison Swett Marden

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"Things fall apart the center cannot hold Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity."

conviction quote by William Butler Yeats

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"Three things are necessary to make every man great,every nation great1.Conviction of the powers of goodness.2.Absence of jealousy and suspicion.3.Helping all who are trying to be and do good."

conviction quote by Swami Vivekananda

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"We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction."

conviction quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt

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"We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others."

conviction quote by John F. Kennedy

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"We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves that is our only commitment to others."

conviction quote by John F. Kennedy

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"What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you."

conviction quote by Lyndon B. Johnson

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"What makes the difference between a Nation that is truly great and one that is merely rich and powerful It is the simple things that make the difference. Honesty, knowing right from wrong, openness, self-respect, and the courage of conviction."

conviction quote by David L Boren

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"When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself."

conviction quote by Bertrand Russell

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"While most peoples' opinions change, the conviction of their correctness never does."

conviction quote by Anonymous

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"In the second half of life the necessity is imposed of recognizing no longer the validity of our former ideals but of their contraries. Of perceiving the error in what was previously our conviction, of sensing the untruth in what was our truth, and of weighing the degree of opposition, and even of hostility, in what we took to be love."

conviction quote by Carl Gustav Jung

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"My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it."

conviction quote by Novalis

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"If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means 'to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal' would bring terrible retribution."

conviction quote by Louis D. Brandeis

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"At that instant he saw, in one blaze of light, an image of unutterable conviction, the reason why the artist works and lives and has his being--the reward he seeks--the only reward he really cares about, without which there is nothing. It is to snare the spirits of mankind in nets of magic, to make his life prevail through his creation, to wreak the vision of his life, the rude and painful substance of his own experience, into the congruence of blazing and enchanted images that are themselves the core of life, the essential pattern whence all other things proceed, the kernel of eternity."

conviction quote by Thomas Wolfe

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"It is easy to talk of sitting at home contented, when others are seeing or making shows. But not to have been where it is supposed, and seldom supposed falsely, that all would go if they could; to be able to say nothing when everyone is talking; to have no opinion when everyone is judging; to hear exclamations of rapture without power to depress; to listen to falsehoods without right to contradict, is, after all, a state of temporary inferiority, in which the mind is rather hardened by stubbornness, than supported by fortitude. If the world be worth winning let us enjoy it, if it is to be despised let us despise it by conviction. But the world is not to be despised but as it is compared with something better."

conviction quote by Samuel Johnson

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"What is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow-men's existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history?"

conviction quote by Joseph Conrad

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"In an age of nothing, at a time when we stand at the brink of our own destruction? Strengthen your belief in yourself, in the future of humanity, in the things of this world that cannot be easily perceived. Awaken that which lies dormant now within your soul. Re-ignite the flame of your consciousness, and measure the strength of your conviction. Reveal the lie. Renounce your hatred. Seek, find and embrace the truths you are fortunate enough to discover. Cherish them. Use them to anchor you in the sea of chaos that is the world we live in. When twilight draws near, when you are pushed to the very limits of your soul, When it seems that all you have left are the dead remnants of the fabric of your life? Believe."

conviction quote by Anon.

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"A belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all."

conviction quote by Evelyn Scott

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"More than at any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. I speak, by the way, not with any sense of futility, but with a panicky conviction of the absolute meaninglessness of existence which could easily be misinterpreted as pessimism. It is not. It is merely a healthy concern for the predicament of modern man."

conviction quote by Woody Allen

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"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day."

conviction quote by Abraham Lincoln

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"With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice."

conviction quote by Pat Benatar

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"The miracles of genius always rest on profound convictions which refuse to be analyzed."

conviction quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips."

conviction quote by Johann von Goethe

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"All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."

conviction quote by James Freeman Clarke

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"Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the higher life"

conviction quote by Aldous Huxley

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"The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience."

conviction quote by James Russell Lowell

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"Familiarity, the first myth of reality: What you know the best, you observe the least. Devotion, the second myth of reality: The faithful are most hurt by the objects of their faith. Conviction, the third myth of reality: Only those who seek the truth can be deceived. Fellowship, the fourth myth of reality: As the tides of war shift, so do loyalties. Trust, the fifth myth of reality: Every truth holds the seed of betrayal."

conviction quote by Magic, The Gathering

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"Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meaning can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. Such is the moment I am presently experiencing. I experience this high and joyous moment not for myself alone but for those devotees of nonviolence who have moved so courageously against the ramparts of racial injustice and who in the process have acquired a new estimate of their own human worth. Many of them are young and cultured. Others are middle aged and middle class. The majority are poor and untutored. But they are all united in the quiet conviction that it is better to suffer in dignity than to accept segregation in humiliation. These are the real heroes of the freedom struggle: they are the noble people for whom I accept the Nobel Peace Prize."

conviction quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Insurance: An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table."

conviction quote by Ambrose Bierce

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"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."

conviction quote by Claude M. Bristol

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"Constant repetition carries conviction."

conviction quote by Robert Collier

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"You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which clicks."

conviction quote by Florence Scovel Shinn

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"Today enormous effort goes into convincing the American public that we're just consumers of media manipulation and sound-bites and spin doctors. That we care only about ourselves, money, and stuff. That acting out of passion and conviction doesn't make a difference. But all history shows that it does."

conviction quote by Bernadine Dorn

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"True love is unconditional and unconventional symbiosis/mutuality/conviction within (between) those involved"

conviction quote by quiksylvr

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